Did anybody guess the berries pictured above? How about the Muscadines? Give yourself *Gold Stars* if you guessed both! I drove out to a country road to photograph these fruits for you to see. The berries are from a Toothache Tree. The Muscadines are wild grapes growing on big vines. Both are in your photostudy tonight. Next, I drove to Cypress to a big Garden Shop and caught some "Hot Bloomers" in action! One of the most important things to know about planting flowers is: What zone You live in. Only buy flowers for your zone or you will be sorry with the results! Okay, I am off to make wild grape jelly. Get you some grapes and try it! Enjoy!
|Xanthophyllum clava-herculis (Hercules' Club)|
Excerpt from Google Blogger Merriweather's Foraging Texas. (Great site-I joined)
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Merriwether's Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Texas and the Southwest
These trees produce a massive amount of bright red berries in the fall. In China the dried, roasted berries of similar species of Zanthoxylums are used as the main ingredient of Sichuan seasoning. Pick the ripe berries and let them dry until they split open revealing dark seeds. Remove the seeds and coarse-grind the husks for use in many Chinese recipes. The husks can also by dry-roasted in a frying pan to give a richer, somewhat smokey flavor. The numbing aspect of the berries tempers their spiceiness into a unique flavor.
Following Photos of my toothache tree by the bridge. (My dog, Fat Sissy, says she has a toothache!)
|Vitis rotundifolia Michx.|
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(Bring your snake stick to whack the ground before you enter)
The big Garden Shop in Cypress had Portulaca and many other Hot Bloomers:
about 40-100, see text
Assorted Hot Bloomers that love the heat:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Plant Flowers! Plant Trees! Keep them watered! You will receive rich rewards.
Inside Plants: Orchids